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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Basics

Wander through a viewing tunnel at the Shark Reef Aquarium’s largest exhibit, a shipwreck surrounded by 1.3 million gallons (4.9 million liters) of water. In addition to sharks, you’ll see salt- and freshwater fish, as well as sea turtles, golden crocodiles, giant rays, and more. The touch pool is a favorite among younger visitors, while certified divers have the opportunity to scuba dive in the tanks.

Admission to the aquarium is included in some multi-attraction Las Vegas sightseeing passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

star-5
Well recommended
Scott_T, Dec 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
This was great very small but a good experience animals look well taken care of very clean place would recommend
star-4
Worth Seeing
Fred_K, Nov 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Really enjoyed the whole experience - especially watching the sharks swim overhead while we walked through the tunnel. Took multiple videos and really appreciated the lighting in the tanks and clean glass to shoot through.
star-5
Nice aquarium. Plan around an hour
Alice_R, Sep 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish were amazing. It was all very clean and everyone working there was very friendly
star-5
Amazing place
Ariel_F, Sep 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The place is clean and family friendly. Perfect for kids. My toddler enjoy the experience in Shark reef aquarium.
star-5
Great service really clean
Karina_G, Sep 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The animals look great healthy really clean I hope I can bring my kids they will be in love with the sharks
star-4
A nice stop
Michael_M, Sep 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
There is enough fish and sharks to see for a nice fill in between stops. The water is very clean so the animals are easibly seen. Not to crowded.
star-5
Nice variety
Cindy_B, Aug 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Enjoyed the variety of species. Neat and clean. Liked the limited capacity so you could get to a window and view with ease
star-5
Super fast access love...
Patricia_E, Jan 2022
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Super fast access love it!!! Great reservations my baby girl had so much fun. And we enjoyed it as a family
star-5
It’s okay go there take a look
Xian_B, Jan 2022
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
There are many people in the morning when I went to there, recommended from me for this tour. Lots of big sharks and jelly fish so beautiful and I saw many people took pics
star-5
It was exciting to touch...
Raschel_M, Jan 2022
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
It was exciting to touch the Stingrays and see all the Big 🦈 Sharks. It’s a great place to visit while in Vegas
star-5
Awesome time!!
Juan_P, Jan 2022
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
It was a great family experience. Recommend 💯, our whole family loved. The aquarium was a decent size, lots to see. Will definetly visit agan.
star-5
The shark tank and now...
Jose_R, Jan 2022
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The shark tank and now kid friendly the place is! My little toddler loved it and we have great pictures and memories.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most visitors spend around 45 to 60 minutes at the Shark Reef Aquarium.

  • An audio guide is available in English and Spanish.

  • Guests staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort can watch the Shark Reef channel on TV.

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How to Get There

The Shark Reef Aquarium is located near the South Convention Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort, at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard. You can easily get to the resort by car, taxi, shuttle, or the free Excalibur–Luxor–Mandalay Bay tram.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, usually with extended hours on weekends and over the summer. Last entry is an hour before closing. There’s no set schedule for animal feedings, but they often take place between 10am and 4pm.

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Aquariums in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has more than 10 aquariums, some of which can be found inside casinos. Besides the Shark Reef, check out these other popular aquariums: the Tank at the Golden Nugget, SeaQuest Las Vegas, the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel, and the Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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